Lancashire Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Sightings

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. Recorder Comment Image
4 Oct 2020 Peacock 1 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD4808661809 Tom Dunbar Presumably emerged from hibernation?
4 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 4 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD4808661809 Tom Dunbar On flowering ivy.
20 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 2 Clitheroe Castle Clitheroe SD742416 Steve Graham Lovely day c17C. All feeding on Ivy on Castle ramparts.
20 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Clitheroe Castle Clitheroe SD742416 Steve Graham Lovely day c17C. All feeding on Ivy on Castle ramparts.
4 Oct 2020 Comma 1 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD4808661809 Tom Dunbar Late sunny pm visit 17 degC.
1 Oct 2020 Comma 1 Garden at home bury.BL0 9RE SD78601560 George Michael Horwood Feeding on Buddleia
11 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Gait Barrows NNR Silverdale SD4809777497 Richard Evans 100% sun, no wind. 12c.
11 Oct 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Gait Barrows NNR Silverdale SD4809777497 Richard Evans 100% sun, no wind. 12c.
14 Oct 2020 Small White 1 Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve Liverpool SJ405832 Richard Ghorbal 13629.jpeg
11 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 2 Front Garden Ormskirk SD40760886 BJones
7 Oct 2020 Comma 2 S W Gristlehurst Heywood SD847115 Gavin Ashworth 13624.jpeg
7 Oct 2020 Small Copper 1 S W Gristlehurst Heywood SD847115 Gavin Ashworth 13625.jpeg
5 Oct 2020 Small White 1 Fletcher Moss Park Manchester SJ8490 John Smith
5 Oct 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Northenden,Trans Pennine Trail Manchester SJ8390 John Smith
4 Oct 2020 Large White 1 Front Garden Ormskirk SD40760886 BJones
4 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Front Garden Ormskirk SD40760886 BJones
1 Oct 2020 Small White 2 East Didsbury Mersey Manchester SJ8589 John Smith
1 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Chapel Hill Heysham SD4097661627 Richard Evans
1 Oct 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Chapel Hill Heysham SD4097661627 Richard Evans